Another year has come and gone again. Can you believe it?! I’m personally counting down the days until I am oceanside with my family, renewing my soul and making beautiful memories. It will be my daughter Amelia’s first trip to the beach, just weeks after her first birthday!
As you experience summer, make sure to pour into yourself some. Spend time meditating, sleeping, listening to music, tackling that home improvement project that’s been hanging over your head for the last 9 months, laughing with your children (little or grown!), or anything else that will rejuvenate you and relieve the stresses that we experience in our profession. Ours is one where we give so much of ourselves, it’s hard to remember to care for ourselves too. This is your time.
This is also a good time to reignite your passion for teaching Business. Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers are some of my favorite sites for finding great ideas. There are several Facebook groups I’m a member of that inspire me.
Add the SCBEA conference (February 20-23, 2020) to your calendar now so you’ll remember to request that Professional Leave when you return to school in the fall. Your board members got a jump start on planning for the 2020 conference earlier this year, and it is already shaping up to be one of our best ever. Under the guidance of Convention Chair Dr. Bridgett Wolfe, session planning has begun. If you are interested in presenting, please fill out a call for proposal form at http://scbea.org/conventions.
Good luck as you pack up your classroom for the summer and submit all of your close-out tasks. I look forward to seeing you all again soon and hearing about the ways you’ve been refreshed and inspired this summer as we launch into a new year together this fall.
Michelle Isenhower, SCBEA President